From time to time you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may considerably undermine your work, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server on which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need 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 websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click at any time.