If you see a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something rather common nowadays, 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'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with simply a couple of clicks. No coding skills are needed, because you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the exact same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with only a click at any time.