If you see a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where such an option is available. The fact is that, that is something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through 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 can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all website hosting accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are required, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thana few mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to achieve that even if that is your first hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.