If you see a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something quite common 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 website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared web hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This may be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from to, you simply have 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 few IP addresses eventually, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need 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 which is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.