In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These 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 under any article where such an option is offered. However, that is something rather popular lately, 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. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you order a Linux website hosting from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then input 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 depending on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.