If you see a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something relatively popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a very simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not need to do anything difficult if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the very same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is pick 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 that is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with a click anytime.