One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do this. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also avoid the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs will be listed within the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplya couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any problems to achieve that even if that is your first website hosting account. Once you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't type anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.