If you see a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites trying to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something rather common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a cloud website hosting package from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.