In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this kind of an option is available. The fact is that, that is something rather frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a click at any time.