If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this sort of an option is available. The fact is that, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you'll be able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll allow you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlya few mouse clicks and you shall not have any issues to accomplish that even if this is your first hosting account. As soon as you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then input the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and don't input anything in the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.