If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, that's something quite common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared hosting package from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely 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 of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an 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 feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to achieve that even if that's your first website hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not type in anything inside 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.