From time to time 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 traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things could greatly undermine your hard work, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your Internet site is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave one or two 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 sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to 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 want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.