If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this type of an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something rather frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not have to do anything difficult if you wish to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we provide a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is provided with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't dealt with such problems in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. As you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP within the box below. The change will take effect right away, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.