If you see a considerable 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 locations across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such 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 under every article where such an option is offered. Unfortunately, that is something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the exact same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.