In case you notice a large increase in the online 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 site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this type of an option is made available. Regrettably, this is something rather common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with simply several mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, as you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.