If you notice a major increase in the online 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 probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can 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 specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a pretty simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log within to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.