If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this sort of an option is made available. The fact is that, that's something rather popular these days, 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 Internet site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave one or two 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

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