Every now and then you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to site articles. This sort of things may drastically undermine your projects, as nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in this case is to block the IPs which generate the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a shared hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't real, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.