One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which should not be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is more than likely 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. That way, you'll also prevent the chance of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud website hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplyseveral clicks and you will not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if that's your first web hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not input anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.