If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across 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 Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, that is something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Obviously, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

If you order a website hosting from our company, you shall be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very easily. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have inside the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you simply have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to input them by hand. Considering that all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the given IP.