If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places 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 sites attempting to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this kind of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something quite common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't 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 Web Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud web hosting service from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will need to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just 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. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a click anytime.