One of the most reliable approaches to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those which mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also prevent the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, since you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated service, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like 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. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.