If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is offered. However, that's something relatively frequent lately, 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 Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud website hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with just a few clicks. No coding abilities are required, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick any one 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 that's part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you want 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 you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.