One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which must not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also prevent the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a pretty simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log in to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complicated if you wish to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you'll 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 sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.