From time to time you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may significantly undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting packages offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your websites, you'll be able to do so with a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with justseveral clicks and you won't have any problems to accomplish that even if that is your first hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and do not enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.