Occasionally you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. Such things could considerably undermine your work, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server in which your website is hosted, which can result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, so as to be sure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just 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

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a few clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would 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 which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click at any time.