One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these scenarios, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you'll also stay away from the possibility of your web server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform that is to log inside to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything challenging if you wish to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.