Every now and then 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 create fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. Such things can significantly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which may result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a really simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you would like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our semi-dedicated service, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.