In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this sort of an option is provided. However, that is something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared package from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just need to leave one or two 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 Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them manually. Because all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.