In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites trying to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this sort of an option is provided. However, that's something relatively common 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 site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a Linux cloud web hosting package from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you could block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need 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
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply several mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is choose any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the very same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with just a click anytime.