If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this type of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something rather common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all shared hosting accounts. It'll permit you to block addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, because you'll use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice your site is being flooded by different IPs, you will be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be completed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from to, you basically need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want 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 only a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you shall have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed in the same exact section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.