If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is available. However, this is something relatively popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is select any 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 that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with a click anytime.