Occasionally you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things may significantly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which could result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just have 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 Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a click at any time.