Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can considerably undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our Linux website hosting plans offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is choose 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 site, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click at any time.