If you see a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is offered. However, this is something relatively frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may 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 specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud web hosting
accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding skills are required, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you simply need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type them manually. Since all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.