One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which mustn't be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire country. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of 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 a large number of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also prevent the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with justa couple of clicks and you will not have any problems to do that even if that is your first hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.