One of the most efficient approaches to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for a whole nation. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also avoid the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you order a Linux web hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type them by hand. As all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you may very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.