From time to time you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could considerably undermine your projects, simply because nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting plans offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with several clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks as well, so if you input 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 could unblock it with just a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click anytime.