Once in a while you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things could considerably undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from to All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type in them manually. Since all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.