One of the most reliable methods to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of individuals that should not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire state. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these situations, 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. Thus, you shall also avoid the chance of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from to All blocked IPs will be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input 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 type in them manually. As all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.