One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You may also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way 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 large number of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also avoid the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a pretty simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log in to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything complex if you would like to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting packages, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type in them by hand. Considering that all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.