Occasionally you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and online traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This type of things may significantly undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server in which your website is hosted, that can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which produce the fake traffic, in order to be sure that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting feature 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 simply several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type them by hand. Considering that all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you may quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.