If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this sort of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website 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 Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared hosting
offer an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplyseveral mouse clicks and you won't have any problems to achieve that even if that's your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for an entire network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and don't type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.