One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that must not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of 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 many times. In all of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also steer clear of the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a pretty simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. All blocked IPs will be listed in the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our semi-dedicated services
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire 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 shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Because all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.