Once in a while you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to site articles. Such things could significantly undermine your work, simply because no one likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log inside 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 type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything challenging if you wish to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, since we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never addressed this type of matters in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, as our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect at once, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.