If you see a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is made available. The fact is that, this is something relatively popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you buy a hosting service from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd 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 you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For 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 Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with only several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then enter the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type in them by hand. Since all the IPs that you include in this section shall be listed, you can very easily unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.