If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this kind of an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something relatively common 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 won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud website hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.