In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this sort of an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something rather frequent these days, 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 Internet site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with no more thana few mouse clicks and you shall not have any difficulties to achieve that even if that is your first web hosting account. Once you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then input the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for an entire network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.