If you see a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two 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, included with our semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type in them manually. As all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.