If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is offered. Unfortunately, this is something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complex if you wish to block a whole network - you will just 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 shall be listed in the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is provided with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't dealt with this type of problems in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. When you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP within the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.