If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something relatively frequent lately, 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 site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all cloud hosting accounts. It will enable you to block addresses with only a couple of clicks. No coding abilities are needed, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by different IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from to, you only have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you shall need to do is select any 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 is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click at any time.