In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this kind of an option is available. However, that's something quite frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log in to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything challenging if you want to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type them by hand. Because all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.