If you see a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is made available. However, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a rather simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log in to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not need to do anything complicated if you'd like to block an entire 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 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.