In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where such an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something relatively popular nowadays, 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 site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need 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

You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, because we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is offered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never tackled this type of problems in the past, you won't have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP within the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.