If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is available. Regrettably, this is something rather common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you'll be able to do so with several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool where you can add IP addresses with only a few clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to select the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them manually. Because all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you could quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.