From time to time you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things may greatly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit a website with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server in which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, so as to ensure that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type them by hand. Because all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.