In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something quite popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all shared hosting
accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with just a few clicks. No coding skills are needed, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, you basically have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated servers
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then input the IP address which should be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.