One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also steer clear of the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you buy a shared service from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you may block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.