One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that shouldn't be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you can restrict the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also avoid the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all website hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlyseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if that's your first hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for an entire network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and don't enter anything inside 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.