One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also steer clear of the possibility of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting plans provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with only a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.