One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those which must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud hosting
accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with only several clicks. No coding skills are necessary, because you will 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 will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range as well. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52, you only need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type in them by hand. As all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you may quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.