In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this sort of an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something quite popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account with us, because we offer you a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, which is our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have not tackled such issues in the past, you won't have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As you visit the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP within the box below. The change will take effect at once, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.