One of the most efficient ways 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 various reasons why you should do that. For instance, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for a whole state. You can even block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool too - 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 to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. As all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.