Occasionally you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could drastically undermine your hard work, simply because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, which may result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our Linux cloud hosting include an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is select any one 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 that's part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.