One of the most reliable ways to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do that. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for a whole country. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also stay away from the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux website hosting package from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them manually. Because all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.