In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where such an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our web hosting service feature an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with simply a couple of clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks also, so if you input 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 would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with simplya few clicks and you will not have any issues to achieve that even if that is your first website hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for an entire network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and do not input anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.