If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something quite popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, 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 have a cloud hosting account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not have to do anything complicated if you wish to block a whole network - you will simply 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 will be listed inside the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, since we offer a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never tackled this sort of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, as our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you visit the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a full list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.