One of the most reliable methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you can restrict the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many browser requests from them, if a lot 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 scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud service from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic 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 would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need 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 that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click anytime.