One of the most effective ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which shouldn't be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for a whole nation. You may 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 in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also avoid the chance of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our hosting plans offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with simply a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.