One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may limit the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you will also stay away from the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our Linux web hosting include an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with only several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, will permit you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose 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 need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them manually. As all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.