If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are required, due to the fact that you'll use an intuitive interface - you need to simply choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added within the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you will be able to block a whole IP range as well. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from to, you only need to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .