One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also prevent the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log in to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't have to do anything challenging if you'd like to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.