In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is offered. However, that's something relatively popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you can block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear in the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool also - 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 Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated services, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.