One of the most efficient approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of 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 all of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also avoid the chance of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you buy a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is choose 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 type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.