One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You can even block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also stay away from the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log in to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything complicated if you would like to block a whole network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click at any time.