One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire nation. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also steer clear of the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux website hosting from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses which have created 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 type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an 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

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya couple of mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to achieve that even if that's your first web hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.