In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this sort of an option is offered. The fact is that, this is something rather frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a really simple interface, you can prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not have to do anything difficult if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to select the one you need and then type the IP address that has to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type in them by hand. As all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you may very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.