In case you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this sort of an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something relatively frequent 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 shall not be able to access your site in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an 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

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplyseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to achieve that even if this is your first hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything inside 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.