Occasionally 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. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could greatly undermine your projects, since no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole 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 to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out 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 which is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.