If you see a large increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, that is something relatively frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site 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 Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting plan
from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not real, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using 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 you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges via 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 Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, as we offer you a rather easy-to-use tool to do that, that's part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you haven't tackled this sort of issues in the past, you'll not have any difficulties, as our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As you navigate to the IP blocking section of the Control Panel, you'll find a complete list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP inside the box below. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as uncomplicated.