One of the most productive methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared web hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with simply a couple of clicks. No coding skills are necessary, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with no more thanseveral clicks and you shall not have any problems to achieve that even if that is your first website hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will just need to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and do not enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.