Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This type of things may greatly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you order a Linux web hosting package from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.