Once in a while you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to blog articles. Such things may significantly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, which can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a shared hosting from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just have 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 Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you can benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in 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 based on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a click anytime.