If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you get a hosting service
from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via 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 you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool too - 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 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It features an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, 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 input them by hand. As all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.