Once in a while you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things could greatly undermine your work, because no one likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, which could result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared website hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with just a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, due to the fact that you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a click at any time.