If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is available. The fact is that, this is something quite popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux web hosting
from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts include a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with justa few clicks and you won't have any troubles to achieve that even if that's your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain in question from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address in a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To restrict the access for a whole network, you have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you type in 123.123. and do not input anything in the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.