In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.