If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this kind of an option is offered. Unfortunately, that's something relatively popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, 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
Our shared hosting include an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with only a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very simple to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with no more thana few mouse clicks and you will not have any troubles to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only need to choose the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To restrict the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and don't enter anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between and