One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which must not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole nation. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud web hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, as you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range as well. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.