If you see a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud website hosting package
from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type the IP address which has to be blocked. If you wish to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them manually. As all the IPs which you include in this section will be listed, you can effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.