From time to time you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. Such things could drastically undermine your projects, because no one likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate 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 cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your site are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting plans feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with simply a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplyseveral clicks and you won't have any problems to achieve that even if that's your first hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just need to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.