If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this type of an option is provided. However, that's something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud hosting packages feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with only a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with just a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to input them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.