One of the most reliable methods to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which must not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire state. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you could stop 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 within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything challenging if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to achieve that even if that's your first website hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll only have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.