If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be completed 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 Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then enter the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.