If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites trying to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is provided. Unfortunately, this is something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the ground breaking Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all cloud web hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, as you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need 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 have added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them will take only a mouse click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This could be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .