If you see a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something relatively frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, since you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from to, you only need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, because we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never addressed this sort of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP in the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.