Every now and then you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. This type of things can considerably undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your website is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log within to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything complex if you'd like to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with justseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any problems to do that even if this is your first website hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.