In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something quite frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our website hosting plans
provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with simply several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, because we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never tackled such issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. Once you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.