If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your site and in case 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 more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a rather 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 requires to complete this is to log inside to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you want to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire 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

You shall be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the undesirable traffic to any Internet site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, since we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is offered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't dealt with this kind of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, because our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. As you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you shall find a full list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect at once, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.