If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something relatively popular in recent times, 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. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete that is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not have to do anything challenging if you wish to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.