If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something quite common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't 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 site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall allow you to block addresses with just several clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from to, you simply have to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a very simple-to-use IP blocking tool, which will permit you to restrict individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with justseveral mouse clicks and you will not have any difficulties to do that even if this is your first hosting account. As soon as you navigate to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain you want from a drop-down list, then type the IP address in a box that you will see there and you will be good to go. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you need to leave one or more octets blank. For instance, if you input 123.123. and don't type in anything in the third and fourth positions, our web server will deny requests from all IP addresses between and