One of the most reliable methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which must not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire nation. You may also block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you will also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you buy a website hosting from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't legitimate, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two 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 Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, considering the fact that we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't tackled this type of issues in the past, you will not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should 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 instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.