One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which must not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also prevent the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.