One of the most productive approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these cases, the traffic is most likely 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 shall also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With several mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.