Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could drastically undermine your work, as no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, which can 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, as a way to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a very simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log in to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complicated if you want to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then input the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to input them manually. Because all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.