One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are several reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your website, or you may restrict the access for a whole country. You can also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are too many 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 a lot of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most probably 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 server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud plans include an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do so with only several clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address which should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.