If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something relatively frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable 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 website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud service provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thanseveral clicks and you shall not have any troubles to achieve that even if that is your first website hosting account. Once you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.