Once in a while you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can drastically undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you order a Linux website hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click at any time.