One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals that mustn't be able to open it. There are various reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for a whole state. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you will also stay away from the prospect of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.