Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This type of things can considerably undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website 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, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log in to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything challenging if you want to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type them by hand. As all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you may quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.