In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is made available. However, this is something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared plan from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a click at any time.