Once in a while you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may significantly undermine your work, because no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you purchase a web hosting from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click anytime.