Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This type of things may significantly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your website is hosted, which may result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our Linux website hosting packages include an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with simply a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is super easy to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks as well, 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 websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole 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 must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.