If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something rather frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting service from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select 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 the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall have to do is pick out 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 in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.