If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random websites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something relatively frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our Linux cloud hosting provide an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with just several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is quite simple to use. Once you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you shall just need to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block whole networks as well, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with our semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool where you could add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have within the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to pick the one you need and then input the IP address which should be blocked. If you would like to block an entire range, a C-class network for instance, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not need to input them manually. As all the IPs you add in this section shall be listed, you can quickly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.