If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is offered. Unfortunately, this is something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our Linux cloud web hosting
feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to limit the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do so with just a couple of clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you will just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your Internet sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a click at any time.