One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you will also steer clear of the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a cloud web hosting
from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool also - 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 CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to input them by hand. As all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.