Every now and then you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server in which your site is hosted, which may result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a Linux shared website hosting from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For 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 Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya couple of mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if this is your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and don't input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.