One of the most efficient approaches to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that should not be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log inside to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not need to do anything challenging if you want to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.