If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this type of an option is offered. The fact is that, that's something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase a shared website hosting service from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block whole 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 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address that should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them by hand. Since all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.