If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is available. However, that's something rather common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do so with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need 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 the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. Because all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.