In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, this is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you order a Linux website hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with simplya few mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to do that even if that's your first website hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything within the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.