If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is provided. Regrettably, this is something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you order a Linux cloud package from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the same exact section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - 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 to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you can use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you shall be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll need to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a mouse click whenever you want.