If you see a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is made available. Unfortunately, that's something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared website hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with simply a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added in the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with onlyseveral clicks and you won't have any issues to accomplish that even if that is your first website hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.