One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you will also steer clear of the prospect of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our Linux web hosting packages
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do so with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address which should be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.