One of the most reliable methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover 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 a large number 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. That way, you will also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the 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 entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.