In case you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is made available. However, that's something relatively popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud web hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with simply several clicks. No coding skills are required, since you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.