If you see a large increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is available. The fact is that, this is something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our website hosting
provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As soon as you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, as we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, which is part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never addressed this kind of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you check out the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP within the box below. The change will take effect straightaway, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.