Once in a while you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. This kind of things could greatly undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a website with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the server in which your website is hosted, which could result in the site not working properly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses which create the fake traffic, in order to make certain that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall need to do is pick out any 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 is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.