In case you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this type of an option is made available. Unfortunately, that is something relatively frequent in recent times, 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 website in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just need 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 Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click at any time.