In case you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this kind of an option is made available. Unfortunately, this is something quite common nowadays, 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 website in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our Linux cloud web hosting service feature an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do so with several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks also, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.