One of the most reliable approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that shouldn't be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you can restrict the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you will also steer clear of the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared web hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges via 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, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you may very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.