Occasionally you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. Such things can considerably undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server on which your site is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all cloud hosting accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with just several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with justa couple of mouse clicks and you will not have any issues to do that even if that is your first website hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and don't type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.