One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also prevent the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with several clicks. No coding skills are required, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them by hand. Since all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.