One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses in case you discover that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your 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 generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans
offer an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with 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 go to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type in 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 based on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click whenever you want.