From time to time you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There are spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things can greatly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server where your site is hosted, which may result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, in order to ensure that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a really simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log within to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything complex if you wish to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from to All blocked IPs will be listed within the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them manually. Since all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.