In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this sort of an option is made available. Unfortunately, that is something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a very simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log within to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complicated if you would like to block a whole network - you'll simply have 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 shall be listed inside the same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with simply a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thana couple of clicks and you won't have any troubles to do that even if this is your first hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.