If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this sort of an option is made available. Unfortunately, that's something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting service from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you can block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you just have 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 websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses sooner or later, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with just a mouse click whenever you want.