Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could significantly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated 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 input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an 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 Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is choose any 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 which is part of the site, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click anytime.