One of the most productive ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals that must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also prevent the possibility of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is select 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 website, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.