In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this sort of an option is available. However, that is something quite frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you order a Linux hosting package from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.