In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is available. However, that is something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log in to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You won't need to do anything challenging if you want to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from to All blocked IPs will be listed inside the very same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to enter them manually. As all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.