Occasionally you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can drastically undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated 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 not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a few clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.