Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things can greatly undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with several clicks. No coding skills are required, since you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from to, you just have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.