One of the most reliable approaches to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those which mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also steer clear of the chance of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a rather simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not have to do anything complicated if you wish to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from to All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to enter them by hand. Because all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you may quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.