If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this kind of an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly 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 the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the very same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like 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 will not need to enter them manually. As all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.