If you see a major increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this sort of an option is made available. Regrettably, that's something relatively frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our Linux web hosting offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you'd like to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do this with a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you may take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just several clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.