If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. Unfortunately, this is something relatively common nowadays, 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 website in any way. Obviously, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase a shared web hosting service
from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges using the tool also - 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 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to block IP addresses with ease and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted within a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, considering the fact that we offer you a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that is our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never dealt with this kind of matters in the past, you will not have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. Once you visit the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a comprehensive list of all the domains and subdomains you have added inside the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then input the IP inside the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.