One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need 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

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlya few mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if that's your first website hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not type anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.