If you see a big increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites seeking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this type of an option is offered. However, that's something quite common in recent times, 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 Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you need to simply pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range as well. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with justa couple of mouse clicks and you won't have any difficulties to do that even if this is your first web hosting account. Once you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you enter 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.