One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals that should not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many 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 large number of times. In each of these situations, 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. This way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an 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 shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with us, considering the fact that we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is offered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never addressed this kind of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, considering that our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All 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 in the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.