In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites looking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is available. Regrettably, that's something rather common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with simply a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are required, since you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type in them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.