If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is offered. The fact is that, this is something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplyseveral clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if this is your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.