If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations around 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 sites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is offered. However, that is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a shared hosting plan from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, 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 in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.