Occasionally you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could drastically undermine your projects, because nobody likes to visit a site with many fake comments, plus the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, that can result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, as a way to be sure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting include an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with just several clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type them by hand. Because all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.