If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this type of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something quite popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud website hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, because you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them will take simply a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range as well. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to type in 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, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.