One of the most reliable approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which should not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting service feature an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with justa couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any problems to do that even if that is your first website hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for an entire network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and don't type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.