If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where such an option is available. Regrettably, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a rather simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log within to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complex if you wish to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, as we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never tackled this sort of issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP in the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.