If you see a large increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where such an option is provided. Unfortunately, this is something relatively frequent 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. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux web hosting service from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply 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 Servers
You'll be able to block IP addresses easily and stop the unwanted traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, considering the fact that we provide a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that is offered with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never addressed this type of matters in the past, you won't have any difficulties, because our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type the IP within the box below. The change will take effect right away, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.