One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also steer clear of the chance of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting plans feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with only a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click anytime.