One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for a whole nation. You may also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these scenarios, 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. In this way, you shall also steer clear of the chance of your server getting overloaded by too 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 a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a rather simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log within to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not have to do anything challenging if you would like to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them by hand. As all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.