In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where this kind of an option is available. Regrettably, that's something relatively common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our Linux shared web hosting come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with just a few clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that is very easy to use. Once 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 enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for example, this'll 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 click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a few IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With just a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to block individual IPs or whole ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder which is part of the website, 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 based on the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.