Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things may significantly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legit, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.