One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you will also avoid the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our Linux cloud hosting
include an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which 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 enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type them manually. Since all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.