If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's 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 site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our web hosting services come with an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do this with simply a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is a breeze to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block entire networks also, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. If you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall need 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 that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address based on the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed inside the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with a mouse click whenever you want.