If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something rather popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a pretty simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire 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 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is choose any 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 that is part of the Internet site, 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 depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.