If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this kind of an option is made available. However, that's something quite common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you get a Linux web hosting package from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplyseveral clicks and you won't have any issues to achieve that even if that is your first hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not type anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.