One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these cases, 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. This way, you'll also stay away from the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, 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 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.