If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites looking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this type of an option is available. Unfortunately, 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 Internet site in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our website hosting plans feature an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do so with several clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is super easy to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you could use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.