From time to time you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things can considerably undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For 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

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a click at any time.