Every now and then you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can significantly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, that could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting service from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not legit, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly 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 that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just have 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

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.