One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire state. You can even block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a very simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log in to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You will not need to do anything difficult if you want to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you can benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click whenever you want.