One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire state. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these cases, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also steer clear of the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting packages include an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with only a few clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a click at any time.