Every now and then you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. Such things may considerably undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, that could result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with simply a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from to, you just have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a click anytime.