In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is provided. However, that is something quite common 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. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a really simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform that is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You won't need to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed within the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you want to block one or numerous IP addresses at some point, you can leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.