One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also steer clear of the chance of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll 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 whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet 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 Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have 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 website, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click anytime.