If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this kind of an option is offered. However, that is something quite common lately, 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 website in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you purchase a website hosting service
from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, offered with our semi-dedicated servers
, will enable you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address that should be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to type in them by hand. As all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you could easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.