One of the most productive ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people which must not be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you may limit the access for a whole nation. You can even block IP addresses if you detect that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In each of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any questionable IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our Linux shared web hosting packages include an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with only a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click at any time.