From time to time you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things can greatly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool too - 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 quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with no more thana few mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to accomplish that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and do not type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.