In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with only several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added in the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range as well. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you simply have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is pick out 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 which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with a click anytime.