If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this type of an option is available. Regrettably, that is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you buy a hosting service from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, 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 include a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thana few mouse clicks and you won't have any problems to accomplish that even if that's your first web hosting account. Once you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then input the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and do not type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.