Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't have to do anything difficult if you wish 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 full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to accomplish that even if that's your first web hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and don't type anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.