If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this sort of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something quite frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.