If you see a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this type of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our Linux website hosting packages offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with simply a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts feature a really simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thanseveral clicks and you shall not have any problems to do that even if this is your first website hosting account. When you visit the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type the IP address within a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To limit the access for an entire network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't type anything within the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.