If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this sort of an option is available. However, this is something relatively frequent in recent times, 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. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our Linux web hosting packages offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, it shall be able to do so with only a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is super easy to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you will just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will enable you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very quickly and easily. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with several clicks. All domains and subdomains you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you wish to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to type in them by hand. As all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you could easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.