One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our Linux web hosting
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with simply several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with no more thana couple of clicks and you will not have any difficulties to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.