One of the most reliable approaches to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which must not be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way 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 numerous times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also avoid the possibility of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting plans
come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is super easy to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a click anytime.