In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this type of an option is available. However, that is something rather 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 will 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 specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the exact same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range as well. This may be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with just a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to enter them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.