In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites looking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something quite popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with simply a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.