If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this sort of an option is provided. However, this is something relatively popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log in 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 type in the IP address. You shall not have to do anything difficult if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with justa couple of mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to achieve that even if this is your first website hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.