One of the most effective ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people which should not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your website, or you may restrict the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of browser requests from them, if a lot of 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 most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also prevent the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, as you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added in the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range too. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from to, you only need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With several clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.