If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this sort of an option is provided. However, that's something quite frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not legit, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very 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 the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, as we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't dealt with such matters in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, because our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.