If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this sort of an option is offered. Unfortunately, that's something quite common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to 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 specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud web hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with only several mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range as well. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from to, you only need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you could benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.