From time to time you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may greatly undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are required, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them will take only a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then enter the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.