Once in a while you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. This type of things may significantly undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not legit, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need 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

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with simplyseveral clicks and you won't have any difficulties to do that even if that's your first hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.