One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also avoid the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't real, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlya couple of clicks and you shall not have any issues to accomplish that even if this is your first hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.