One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also steer clear of the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with several mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just have to input 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 our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a few clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is choose 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 which is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only 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. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.