One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared packages feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with only several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you want 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
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you want to block a whole 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. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.