Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and website traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. This type of things could considerably undermine your work, because no one likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which produce the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you order a website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick out any 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 just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click anytime.