Once in a while you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This type of things may greatly undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your website is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from to, you basically need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then input the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will 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 click at any time.