If you see a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something rather popular 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. Of course, you may 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 wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a really simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log within to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you will not have any troubles to accomplish that even if that's your first website hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just have to pick the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not enter anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.