If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where such an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log in to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with onlya couple of mouse clicks and you won't have any issues to do that even if that's your first web hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and don't type in anything within the third and fourth positions, our hosting server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.