From time to time 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. There are spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to site articles. This type of things could drastically undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, because you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need 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 site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a click whenever you want.