One of the most efficient methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also steer clear of the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our Linux cloud hosting packages come with an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 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 want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't tackled such matters in the past, you won't have any difficulties, as our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.