If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this sort of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with a few clicks. No coding abilities are required, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.