In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this kind of an option is made available. However, that is something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting
, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type in them manually. Since all the IPs you add in this section will be listed, you could very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.