One of the most productive ways 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 why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you can restrict the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a Linux shared website hosting package from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you could easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.