If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this type of an option is available. However, that is something rather popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
Our Linux shared website hosting service include an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this shall 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 Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwanted traffic to any Internet site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, which is our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never dealt with this kind of matters in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. Once you go to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP within the box below. The change will take effect right away, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.