Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your website is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that 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 shall not have 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 shall block the whole range from to All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a click anytime.