One of the most efficient ways to limit the access to your website 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 specific individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of Internet 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 numerous times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also prevent the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared hosting from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click anytime.