Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This type of things could significantly undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform that is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complex if you want to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, considering the fact that we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is offered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have not dealt with this kind of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, because our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. Once you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.