One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that must not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do that. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. That way, you will also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting packages feature an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with just several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click at any time.