One of the most effective ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire state. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also prevent the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company 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 Control Panel. Through a really simple interface, you are able to 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 inside to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you would like to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from to All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then enter the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.