One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which mustn't be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also steer clear of the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather 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 takes to do this is to log inside to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you would like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting
, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.