One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for an entire nation. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also stay away from the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you get a Linux hosting from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite 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 that you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.