In case you notice a large increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something rather frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with several mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the exact same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, considering the fact that we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never dealt with this sort of problems in the past, you will not have any difficulties, considering that our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect right away, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally quick.