If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where such an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud service come with an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your websites, it shall be able to do this with simply a couple of clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is quite simple to use. As soon as you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just have to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block entire networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if required. All you'll have to do is pick out any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed in the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with only a click whenever you want.