Every now and then you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things may drastically undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the web server where your site is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting package from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with us, since we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never addressed such problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.