Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things can drastically undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case 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 Hosting

Our Linux hosting include an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do so with a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click at any time.