In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor statistics 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 Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is made available. Unfortunately, that is something quite 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 website in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a cloud website hosting from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, 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 include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if that's your first website hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything inside 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.