In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is offered. Unfortunately, that is something relatively popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared hosting packages
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do this with just several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwanted traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, since we offer you a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not addressed such issues in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, because our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.