One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You can also block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also steer clear of the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya few clicks and you shall not have any troubles to do that even if that is your first hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and do not type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.