One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a specific person 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 detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log in to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complex if you would 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 shall block the full range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick out any 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 website, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.