One of the most efficient approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our website hosting plans provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do so with a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you may quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.