One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also steer clear of the chance of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting plans provide an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a click whenever you want.