If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something rather popular nowadays, 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 site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
Our Linux cloud web hosting packages
offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with only a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. When you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your websites with simplya few clicks and you won't have any issues to accomplish that even if that is your first hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you will need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type 123.123. and don't enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.