Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could significantly undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our Linux shared web hosting service offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with just a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is 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 depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.