Occasionally you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can drastically undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with many fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your website is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all website hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take only a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated plans, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.