One of the most productive ways to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also steer clear of the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud web hosting accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding abilities are needed, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.