In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is made available. Unfortunately, that's something quite common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear in the same exact section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - 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 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that'll enable you to prohibit individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your sites with no more thana couple of mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to accomplish that even if this is your first web hosting account. As soon as you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be all set. To restrict the access for an entire network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you type in 123.123. and do not enter anything inside the third and fourth positions, our web server shall deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.