If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is provided. However, that's something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you may block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.