One of the most efficient methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire state. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your web 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 few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log in to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything difficult if you would like to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will have to do is select 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 which is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.