If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this type of an option is made available. The fact is that, that is something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For 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

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need 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 that you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.