One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole country. You could also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.