One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of those that should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for an entire country. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you will also steer clear of the possibility of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud services provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do so with simply several mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.