If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is available. Regrettably, that's something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all website hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with only several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range as well. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you only have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click at any time.