Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to blog articles. Such things may drastically undermine your work, simply because nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a really simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log within to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then enter the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type them manually. Since all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.