If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where such an option is made available. The fact is that, that's something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all website hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding skills are required, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the exact same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with no more thanseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any problems to do that even if that is your first web hosting account. When you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.