In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where such an option is offered. The fact is that, this is something relatively popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you can stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log inside to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not need to do anything complex if you would like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with simplya couple of mouse clicks and you will not have any problems to do that even if that's your first website hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To limit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and do not type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.