In case you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something relatively frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a pretty simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log in to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you'd like 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 entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with onlyseveral clicks and you will not have any troubles to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll only have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then input the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.