If you see a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is offered. Unfortunately, that's something quite frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your 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 Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared web hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with a few clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range as well. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.