If you see a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that is something rather popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting plans come with an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your websites, you'll be able to do so with simply several mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or numerous IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is select 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 site, and then input the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address depending on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.