Once in a while you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady sites as comments to site articles. This type of things may considerably undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a pretty simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log inside to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you'd like to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.