If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this type of an option is available. The fact is that, that is something relatively popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared website hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range too. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to select the one you need and then type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to input them manually. As all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.