One of the most productive approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which shouldn't be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't have to do anything difficult if you want to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with simplya few mouse clicks and you won't have any problems to achieve that even if this is your first web hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.