One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people which mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you will also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are required, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a click anytime.