If you see a large increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those 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 underneath any sort of article where this type of an option is offered. Unfortunately, that's something relatively frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared web hosting
accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with simply a few clicks. No coding abilities are needed, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range too. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them manually. Since all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.