If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this type of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our Linux website hosting service provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you can benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.