Occasionally you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There are spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. This type of things can drastically undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server in which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you order a Linux web hosting package from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them manually. As all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.