One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many 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 many 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 questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also steer clear of the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our Linux cloud web hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with just several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them manually. Because all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.