In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is available. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent 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 website in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared service from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, 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
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with simplya couple of clicks and you won't have any difficulties to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type 123.123. and don't input anything within the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.