If you see a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, this is something rather frequent lately, 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 website in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared plans offer an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with simply several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's quite simple to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you'll be able to benefit from 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 will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply 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. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with just a click at any time.