If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is offered. Regrettably, that is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared hosting package from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you could block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type them by hand. As all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.