From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your work, simply because nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log in to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you wish to block a whole network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with simplyseveral clicks and you shall not have any issues to do that even if that is your first website hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not type anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.