One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you will also steer clear of the prospect of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a Linux shared hosting from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses which have generated 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 the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type them manually. Since all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.