One of the most productive methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which 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 site, or you can restrict the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated 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 avoid the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a shared hosting service from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you can block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using 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 of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated service, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. Because all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you may very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.