One of the most reliable approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. For example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not need to do anything difficult if you would like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is choose any 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 input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.