One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people which shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many web 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 many times. In all of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud hosting from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just have 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

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with simplya few clicks and you won't have any issues to achieve that even if that's your first web hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not input anything within the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.