One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are several reasons to do that. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you shall also stay away from the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared web hosting
accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with simply a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you only need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you would like 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 which you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.