From time to time you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. Such things could greatly undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server where your website is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log in to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not have to do anything difficult if you wish to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from to All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.