One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many web 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 lot of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our Linux cloud web hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with only several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need 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 too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a 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 need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is choose any 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 is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.