One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that should not be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you will also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with only a few clicks. No coding abilities are required, due to the fact that you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall have 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 that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need 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 you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.