From time to time you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things can considerably undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, 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

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you may easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.