One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that should not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. For example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need 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 Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick out 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 which is part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a click anytime.