One of the most reliable approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which should not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your Internet 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 could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also avoid the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting package from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select 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 of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type in them by hand. As all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.