Once in a while you may need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This type of things can greatly undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit an Internet site with tons of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you buy a hosting plan from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type in them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.