One of the most efficient ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can limit the access for an entire state. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud package
from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then input the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.