If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you purchase a Linux hosting package 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 aren't authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.