If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites trying to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is offered. However, this is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all website hosting accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with just several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are necessary, since you'll use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added in the very same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a mouse click. If you notice that your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range as well. This could be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you need to block all 254 addresses from to, you basically need to input 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will permit you to solve the matter with unwanted traffic very easily. It incorporates an IP blocking tool in which you could add IP addresses with only several clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you only need to pick the one you need and then type in the IP address which should be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you shall not have to type in them manually. Considering that all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can easily unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button relevant to the particular IP.