Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. Such things could considerably undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't real, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlya few clicks and you will not have any issues to achieve that even if this is your first web hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll simply have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.