One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for a whole nation. You may also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on 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 created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also stay away from the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting
account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything complicated if you wish to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a few clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a click whenever you want.