One of the most reliable ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your Internet 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 created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also avoid the possibility of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you order a Linux cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select 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 of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.