One of the most effective ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also steer clear of the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud web hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For 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 websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide 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 that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with only a click at any time.