If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is offered. Unfortunately, this is something rather common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log inside to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not need to do anything difficult 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 entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed within the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a mouse click.