If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this kind of an option is available. However, that's something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux web hosting from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool also - 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 include a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya few mouse clicks and you will not have any issues to do that even if this is your first hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.