One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you will also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud website hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with only several clicks. No coding abilities are required, as you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.