One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number 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 questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also prevent the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log inside to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not need to do anything challenging if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed within the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.