In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this kind of an option is available. However, this is something relatively common nowadays, 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. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a rather simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log inside to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't have to do anything difficult if you would like to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya couple of mouse clicks and you won't have any issues to achieve that even if this is your first website hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.