If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this type of an option is offered. However, that is something rather popular nowadays, 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. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting plan from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't real, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, 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 come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with onlya few clicks and you shall not have any problems to accomplish that even if that's your first hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and don't type anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.