In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites trying to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this sort of an option is provided. However, that's something quite popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all web hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with several clicks. No coding abilities are required, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be performed 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 only need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to input them by hand. Since all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.