If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is available. The fact is that, that's something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a very simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform that is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything challenging if you wish to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from to All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, considering the fact that we offer you a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never addressed this type of problems in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, because our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.