If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where such an option is offered. The fact is that, that's something relatively frequent 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. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud web hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, as you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you only need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is choose any 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 is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.