In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, will allow you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily and quickly. It incorporates an IP blocking tool where you may add IP addresses with just several mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to select the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for example, you just have to input the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. This shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not need to enter them by hand. Since all the IPs which you add in this section will be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the particular IP.