If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is offered. The fact is that, that's something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool too - 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

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated service, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to select the one you need and then type the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.