One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which mustn't be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for an entire state. You may also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you will also stay away from the possibility of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.