If you see a significant increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this type of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something relatively frequent these days, 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. Needless to say, 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 would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a very simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log within to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, as we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that is offered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have not tackled this kind of issues in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, as our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. When you go to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added within the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP in the box below. The change will take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.