If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that is something relatively frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that is integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a rather simple interface, you are able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log in to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You will not need to do anything challenging if you would like to block an entire network - you'll simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from to All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same exact section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a mouse click anytime.