One of the most effective ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those that mustn't be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for an entire country. You may also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also prevent the chance of your server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, as you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .