In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this type of an option is offered. Regrettably, this is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a pretty simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything complex if you wish to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from to All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, will enable you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you may easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.