If you see a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your 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 site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a very simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not 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 select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.