If you see a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this sort of an option is provided. However, this is something quite common 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 site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared hosting from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select 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 the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 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 easily and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, as we offer you a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's part of our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you haven't addressed this sort of problems in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you go to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you shall find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added within the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is select the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as quick.