If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this kind of an option is provided. However, that's something relatively common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you buy a website hosting from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select 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 which you have blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges using 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 websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a click at any time.