From time to time you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may drastically undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, that can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a cloud website hosting plan from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you can block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya few clicks and you won't have any difficulties to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.