One of the most reliable approaches to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also prevent the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared hosting packages offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address which should be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with justa couple of clicks and you will not have any issues to accomplish that even if that's your first website hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll only need to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and do not type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.