One of the most productive ways to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for an entire state. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also stay away from the prospect of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, because we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never dealt with such matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, because our tool has a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.