In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is offered. Unfortunately, this is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our Linux cloud website hosting packages come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do so with simply several clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with a click whenever you want.