In case you notice a significant 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 countries across the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites looking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this sort of an option is available. The fact is that, that is something quite common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux website hosting package from us, you will 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 legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will permit you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type in the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type them by hand. Considering that 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 associated with the particular IP.