Once in a while you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could significantly undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a really simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log in to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not have to do anything complex if you want 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 will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated service, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them by hand. Because all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.