In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where such an option is available. However, this is something rather common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a Linux cloud web hosting service from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to block IP addresses without difficulty and stop the unwelcome traffic to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us, as we provide a very easy-to-use tool to do that, that's included with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have not tackled this type of problems in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, since our tool features a very user-friendly interface. When you visit the IP blocking section of the CP, you shall find a full list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added within the Hosted Domains section. What you need to do to block an IP address is choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then type in the IP in the box below. The change will take effect right away, so you'll not get any traffic from this address in the future. Removing an IP from the blocked list is equally easy.