In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where such an option is available. However, that's something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do this is to log within to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't need to do anything challenging if you wish to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs will be listed in the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, because we offer you a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is offered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't tackled this type of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you check out the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP within the box below. The change will take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as easy.