One of the most productive approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which must not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for an entire nation. You can even block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type in them by hand. Since all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.