If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is made available. The fact is that, this is something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you purchase a Linux web hosting package from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose 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 the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, as we provide 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 such issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. When you go to the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.