One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people which must not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for an entire nation. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a rather simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not need to do anything challenging if you would like 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 shall be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated services
, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type in them by hand. As all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.