In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something relatively frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared hosting service come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated service, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them by hand. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.