If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this kind of an option is offered. However, that is something quite 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 website in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya couple of clicks and you won't have any difficulties to do that even if that is your first web hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not type anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.