Once in a while you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may greatly undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server in which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not 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 select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting packages, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to enter them manually. Since all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.