If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is available. However, this is something relatively 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 not be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with simply a few clicks. No coding abilities are required, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you only have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.