One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that should not be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do that. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole nation. You can even block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you order a Linux shared hosting package
from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya few mouse clicks and you will not have any issues to achieve that even if that is your first hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and don't type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.