Occasionally you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This sort of things may drastically undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a rather simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you wish to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a number of 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 Control Panel. With just several clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.