One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. For example, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your sites 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 shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also avoid the chance of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our Linux web hosting include an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do so with just several clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplya few clicks and you shall not have any problems to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only need to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.