In case you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this type of an option is made available. The fact is that, that is something relatively common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you wish to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which should be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type them manually. Because all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.