One of the most productive approaches to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those that mustn't be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also prevent the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting
from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated servers
, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. As all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.