If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this type of an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively common 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 site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared web hosting
accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, because you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range too. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you basically have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. As all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.