If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this sort of an option is offered. The fact is that, this is something rather common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with only several clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.