Occasionally you might need to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and online traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to website articles. This sort of things can significantly undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud hosting plans offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to limit the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with simply a couple of clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with no more thana few clicks and you won't have any issues to accomplish that even if this is your first hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.