If you see a major increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something quite popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with several mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Since all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.