Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things may significantly undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, which could result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just need to leave one or two 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 our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.