If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places 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 sites trying to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is available. However, that's something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to do this is to log in to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You'll not have to do anything difficult if you wish to block a whole network - you'll just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from to All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same exact section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you could leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is choose any 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 that is part of the site, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click whenever you want.