In case you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this type of an option is made available. Unfortunately, that's something quite frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud hosting packages feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with only several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not dealt with this kind of issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you check out the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added inside the Hosted Domains section. All you have to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then enter the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally quick.