If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites looking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something relatively frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
Our Linux web hosting
feature an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with only a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 from accessing your sites. In case you would like 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
You shall be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted within a semi-dedicated server
account with us, since we offer you a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't dealt with such issues in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you check out the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added within the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP within the box below. The change will take effect at once, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally quick.