In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something rather popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you get a hosting service from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legit, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges through 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 Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with justseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any issues to do that even if that's your first website hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't input anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.