If you see a large 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 places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is available. However, this 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 shall not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with just a couple of clicks. No coding skills are needed, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be completed 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 enter 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 need to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.