If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites trying to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something relatively frequent nowadays, 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. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a pretty simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya few clicks and you won't have any difficulties to achieve that even if this is your first web hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to pick the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not type anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.