One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses in case you notice that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also prevent the chance of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared packages feature an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with just a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is choose 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 that is part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click anytime.