From time to time you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could significantly undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit a website with countless fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, which could result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform that is to log in to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you want to block a whole network - you will just have 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 will be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to enter them manually. Considering that all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.