If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, that's something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our shared packages include an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do so with simply a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. When you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, considering the fact that we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that is our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not addressed this kind of matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, considering that our tool provides a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect at once, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally simple.