If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this sort of an option is made available. However, this is something quite common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to stop 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 in to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complex if you want to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, considering the fact that we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's provided with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't addressed such issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, because our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.