In case you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this type of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite common 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. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a Linux shared web hosting package from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just have 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 you have restricted shall be listed inside the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.