If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where such an option is provided. Unfortunately, that is something quite frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you could 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 type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same 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 via the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 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

You will be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwanted traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, since we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never addressed such matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, considering that our tool has a very user-friendly interface. When you visit the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.