If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is made available. Regrettably, this is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared package from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you are able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to enter them by hand. As all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you can easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.