In case you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this sort of an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something rather popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting
from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through 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 that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated servers
, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to select the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you may very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.