In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent 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. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all website hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.