In case you notice a large 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 areas all over the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this sort of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something quite common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our Linux website hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with simply several clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to input them manually. As all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.