One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that must not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire state. You can also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you will also avoid the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting packages come with an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.