Every now and then you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't real, you could block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact 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 entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must 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 in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click anytime.