If you see a big increase in the traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this sort of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all web hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have 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 very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with simplya few mouse clicks and you will not have any problems to do that even if that's your first web hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't type anything within the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.