If you see a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites trying to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is available. However, this is something rather common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type in them by hand. Since all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you may quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.