If you see 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 places across the globe or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites seeking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this sort of an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Through a very simple interface, you are able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log in to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You will not need to do anything difficult if you wish to block a whole network - you'll just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed inside the same exact section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click at any time.