One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that should not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, 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, provided with our semi-dedicated service, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you may very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.