If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this type of an option is made available. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud packages come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will enable you to block whole networks too, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It features an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them by hand. Because all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.