If you see a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this type of an option is available. The fact is that, that's something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud plan from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with onlya few mouse clicks and you will not have any issues to achieve that even if this is your first hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.