One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you will also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our Linux cloud website hosting include an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with several clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.