One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do this. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything challenging if you would like to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address that should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to enter them manually. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.