If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is offered. However, that is something rather common lately, 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 Internet site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you purchase a cloud hosting service from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you can block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For 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
Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with onlyseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any issues to accomplish that even if that's your first hosting account. As soon as you check out the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.