From time to time you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could considerably undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server where your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you order a website hosting from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them manually. Because all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.