Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. Such things can greatly undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, which can result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud website hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range too. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, 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 with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.