If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites trying to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this type of an option is available. The fact is that, that is something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log in to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with simplyseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any issues to achieve that even if this is your first website hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not input anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.