If you see a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is provided. Unfortunately, this is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a Linux shared package from our company, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool too - 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 shall be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the undesirable traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we offer a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not addressed this kind of matters in the past, you won't have any difficulties, considering that our tool includes a very user-friendly interface. Once you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you will find a comprehensive 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 choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP within the box below. The change shall take effect at once, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally uncomplicated.