One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for an entire nation. You may also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also stay away from the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do so with only a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a few clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.