In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites seeking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something rather frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you purchase a website hosting service from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two 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

You'll be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we offer you a really easy-to-use tool to do that, which is our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have never tackled this sort of problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, as our tool features a very user-friendly interface. As you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you will find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added within the Hosted Domains section. All you should do to block an IP address is pick the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP in the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.