One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for a whole country. You may also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also steer clear of the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click whenever you want.