One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You may also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also prevent the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with several mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them manually. As all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you could easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.