If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is available. The fact is that, that's something rather common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you want to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log inside to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything difficult if you wish to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your sites with justa few clicks and you won't have any troubles to do that even if that is your first website hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you will see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and do not type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.