One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for an entire country. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also prevent the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting packages feature an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with only a few clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just have 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 also, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a 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 issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with only a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then input the IP address that should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Because all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.