One of the most efficient approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you can restrict the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our Linux shared web hosting include an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with only a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.