Every now and then you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to blog articles. Such things could significantly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server where your website is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to prevent 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 in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything difficult if you'd like 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 whole range from to All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to input them by hand. Since all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.