One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You may also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also prevent the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log inside to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't need to do anything difficult if you want to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the very same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need 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's part of the website, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.