If you see a large increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this kind of an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all cloud hosting accounts. It shall enable you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, due to the fact that you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range too. This may 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 input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .