If you see a major increase in the traffic to your site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this type of an option is provided. However, that's something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all website hosting
accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with a few clicks. No coding abilities are required, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added in the same section and whitelisting any of them will take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you just have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs you include in this section shall be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the particular IP.