In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you'll be 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 web hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we offer a really easy-to-use tool to do that, which is included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never dealt with this type of matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. Once you navigate to the IP blocking section of the CP, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect right away, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.