One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which must not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud hosting service
from our company, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't real, you can block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated service
, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to choose the one you need and then enter the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.