One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those that mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting service
from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you may block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to enter them manually. Because all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.