If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this sort of an option is made available. Regrettably, this is something relatively popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting plans include an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with a couple of clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's super easy to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you will just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and type the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you'll be able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the site, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you have restricted will be listed inside the exact same section and if you want to whitelist any of them, you will be able to do it with simply a click at any time.