If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this type of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something quite frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, 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 Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click anytime.