One of the most efficient ways to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people which shouldn't be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for a whole nation. You can 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 in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also stay away from the possibility of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our Linux cloud web hosting packages come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out any 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 is part of the 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 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a click at any time.