If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is made available. Unfortunately, that is something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are needed, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting each of them will take only a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated plans, will permit you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type in 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 the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type them manually. Since all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.