One of the most reliable approaches to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those that must not be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also prevent the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you purchase a Linux hosting package from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, 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

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to do that even if this is your first website hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.