If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is available. The fact is that, this is something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a certain 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 would like to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from to All blocked IPs will be listed within the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Since all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.