If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites seeking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this sort of an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you order a Linux cloud hosting from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have 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 a click anytime.