If you see a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this sort of an option is provided. Regrettably, this is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting
account with our company and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's integrated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it takes to perform this is to log within to your CP, to go to the IP Blocking section, to choose a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not need to do anything complex if you wish to block a whole network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only have to pick the one you need and then type the IP address which needs to be blocked. If you want to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to enter the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them manually. Since all the IPs that you add in this section will be listed, you may effortlessly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.