In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places around the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this sort of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something relatively popular nowadays, 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 site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared packages come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you will be able to do this with a few mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. As you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and type in the IP address which needs to be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks too, so if you enter 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you are able to benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you shall have to do is select 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 which is part of the site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you only have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network which you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click whenever you want.