In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites attempting to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this type of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared packages offer an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do so with only several clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your Internet sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.