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 locations across the globe or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something rather popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log within to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything challenging if you would like to block an entire network - you will 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 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199. All blocked IPs will be listed within the same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.