Occasionally you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things can considerably undermine your hard work, because nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, furthermore the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are legitimate.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click at any time.