If you see a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is available. The fact is that, that is something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared web hosting package from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.