If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this kind of an option is available. However, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting from our company, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that 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 through the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, 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, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall 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 an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them manually. As all the IPs that you add in this section shall be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.