If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites looking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this type of an option is made available. Unfortunately, this is something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose 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 which you have blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an 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 Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with justa couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if that is your first website hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.