If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where such an option is offered. However, that is something relatively frequent in recent times, 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 Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all web hosting accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, due to the fact that you shall use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range as well. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from to, you simply need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need 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 will be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.