If you see a major increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this sort of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all shared web hosting accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding skills are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range too. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a click anytime.