If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this sort of an option is offered. Unfortunately, this is something quite popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud hosting include an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do this with a couple of clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and input the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.