One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for an entire state. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many Internet 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 lot of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also prevent the chance of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared plan
from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select 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'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.