If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where such an option is made available. However, that's something quite frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting service from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, 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 our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed within the same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.