One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire state. You can even block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also stay away from the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are required, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range too. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.