One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are 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 lot of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also avoid the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, as you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, because we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't tackled this type of problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, as our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. Once you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.