If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this type of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something rather common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you can prevent 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 within to your CP, to navigate 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 simply won't have to do anything complicated if you want to block a whole 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 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any site hosted within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, because we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, which is included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have not tackled this sort of issues in the past, you will not have any difficulties, considering that our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect straightaway, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.