One of the most productive 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 numerous good reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your 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 created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also steer clear of the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a rather simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't need to do anything complex if you would like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with justa couple of clicks and you will not have any issues to accomplish that even if that's your first website hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and do not type anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.