If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something rather frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a rather simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complex if you'd like to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a few clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.