In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this kind of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't 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 particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a really simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log within to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything difficult if you want to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will 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 will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.