If you see a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud website hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a mouse click. If you notice your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .