One of the most efficient ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that must not be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you buy a cloud website hosting from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through 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've blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For 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 Servers
You'll be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with us, since we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not dealt with this type of problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, because our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP within the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.