In case you notice a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this kind of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable 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 site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding skills are needed, since you will use an intuitive interface - you need to simply pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with onlya couple of clicks and you will not have any problems to accomplish that even if that is your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for an entire network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.