One of the most productive methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those which must not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also avoid the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with just a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a click at any time.