From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things can greatly undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, also the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server where your website is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick 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 you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type them manually. As all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you may quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.