In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all shared hosting
accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with simply a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you want 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 simply a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52, you simply need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to select the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type in them manually. Because all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.