If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something rather common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase a shared web hosting from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to enter them by hand. As all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.