One of the most efficient methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those that mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you can restrict the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also steer clear of the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting
from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated servers
, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.