In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is made available. Regrettably, that is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud web hosting
from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then input the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you have restricted shall be listed in the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click at any time.