One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you will also avoid the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you purchase a website hosting from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For 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

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is choose any one 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 Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.