In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites looking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is available. The fact is that, that's something quite popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
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provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with simply a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. When you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts come with a rather simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will allow you to restrict individual IPs or even entire networks from accessing your Internet sites with no more thanseveral clicks and you won't have any difficulties to do that even if that is your first web hosting account. When you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address within a box that you'll see there and you will be good to go. To limit the access for a whole network, you must leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you input 123.123. and don't type anything inside the third and fourth positions, our hosting server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.