In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is made available. However, this is something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may 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 particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't real, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is choose 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 that is part of the website, and then input the IP address you want 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 you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click anytime.