If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is made available. The fact is that, that's something quite popular lately, 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 site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you purchase a hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 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

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with onlyseveral clicks and you won't have any problems to accomplish that even if that is your first hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.