One of the most efficient ways 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 that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for a whole state. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also prevent the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting
, will permit you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them by hand. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.