In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is provided. The fact is that, this is something rather frequent 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 Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our website hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network 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 anytime.