If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this type of an option is provided. However, that's something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a very simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you wish to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.