If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is provided. However, that's something rather popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really 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 requires to complete this is to log within to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complicated if you wish to block an entire network - you'll 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 to All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then input the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.