In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this kind of an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something rather common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all cloud website hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with a few clicks. No coding skills are necessary, as you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the same section and whitelisting each of them will take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you simply need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It comes with an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address which has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to enter them manually. As all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.