If you see a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where such an option is offered. Unfortunately, that is something quite popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can 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 certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a very simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete that is to log within to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything complicated if you'd like to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated service
, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to type them by hand. Since all the IPs which you add in this section shall be listed, you may very easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.