If you see a significant increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, that's something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log within to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complicated if you wish to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click anytime.