Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things may significantly undermine your hard work, because no one likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your site is hosted, which could result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with simply a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, as you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire 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 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with a few mouse 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 should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them by hand. As all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you may very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.