One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people which should not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also steer clear of the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our cloud website hosting plans come with an IP blocking tool, so if you want to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with only several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select 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 simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.