Once in a while you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. This type of things could considerably undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't real, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 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 Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with simplyseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and don't type anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.