One of the most efficient methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just 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 rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with no more thana few clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if that's your first website hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and do not type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.