Every now and then you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. Such things can drastically undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a Linux shared web hosting package from us, you'll be able to see detailed 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 are able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a click at any time.