One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole state. You can also block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your 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 produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you will also avoid the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave one or two 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 Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input 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. Since all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.