If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where such an option is made available. However, that's something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply several clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is select any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.