One of the most efficient methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which should not be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you could restrict the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are too many Internet 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 numerous times. In any of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also steer clear of the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
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provide an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with only several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
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accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlya couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to achieve that even if that's your first web hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't input anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.