If you see a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into 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. Such pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this kind of an option is offered. Unfortunately, this is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting packages include an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do this with several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need 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 that you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a click anytime.