Once in a while you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things could greatly undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server where your website is hosted, which may result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you get a Linux web hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click at any time.