One of the most effective methods 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 numerous reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a very simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you'll simply 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 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with no more thanseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any problems to accomplish that even if this is your first website hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for an entire network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.