If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is offered. However, that's something rather popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all website hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you only need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, 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'll not need to type them by hand. Since all the IPs you include in this section will be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.