From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and website traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to questionable websites as comments to website articles. This type of things may considerably undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which could result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, as a way to be certain that the visits to your website are real.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will need to do is choose any 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 site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.