Every now and then you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things can significantly undermine your work, since nobody likes to visit a site with countless fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the web server on which your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our Linux website hosting packages offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with just several mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click anytime.