One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals that must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do that. As an example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You may also block IP addresses in case you discover 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 each of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared website hosting accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, as you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from to, you basically need to enter 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 need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a click anytime.