If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this type of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something rather frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need 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

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a click anytime.