If you see a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where such an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something rather common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud website hosting
accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with simply several clicks. No coding skills are necessary, as you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take only 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 could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you just have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated plans
, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that should be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.