One of the most reliable ways to limit 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 numerous reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number 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 situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also avoid the possibility of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our Linux web hosting packages offer an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with a couple of clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplyseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any issues to accomplish that even if that's your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.