Every now and then you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to site articles. This type of things may drastically undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that could result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud website hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from to, you only need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.