If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is provided. Regrettably, this is something relatively popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you'll be 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 packages come with an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with just a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.