If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a very simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log inside to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything complex if you would like 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 shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with onlyseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if this is your first website hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and do not enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.