If you see a big increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where such an option is made available. The fact is that, that is something quite common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, 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
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us and you would like to block one or numerous IP addresses eventually, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With several mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you'll need to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the website, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed within the same section and if you want to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a click anytime.