One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. As an illustration, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all web hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you simply have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.