If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is offered. However, that is something rather popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything difficult if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll just 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 shall be listed in the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose 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 that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.