One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that should not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a rather simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform that is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs will be listed within the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one 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 servers
, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to input them manually. Because all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.