In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud website hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with a few clicks. No coding skills are needed, due to the fact that you shall use an intuitive interface - you simply need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. 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 type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the exact same 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.