In case you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at 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 attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this type of an option is made available. However, this is something rather common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our website hosting plans provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with only a few mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you will just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 from accessing your websites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you could unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.