If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is made available. However, that's something rather frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud website hosting
accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with a few clicks. No coding abilities are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take simply a click. If you notice your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range as well. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, you only have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With several clicks, you'll be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is choose any 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 which is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a click anytime.