If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you get a website hosting service from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you may block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear in the same exact section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated services, will allow you to solve the problem with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only a couple of mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to choose the one you need and then input the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you just need to enter the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you'll not need to type in them by hand. Because all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you may quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.