One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you may 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 many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you buy a shared website hosting from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For 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 Servers

You'll be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, since we offer you a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never tackled this kind of problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, as our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. As you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.