In case you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something quite popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with just several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are required, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply 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 that you have added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with justseveral clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to achieve that even if that's your first hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't input anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.