One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which must not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do this. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for an entire nation. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a lot 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 scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with several clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This may be done 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 only need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd 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 the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.