If you see a large increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something relatively popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool is part of the innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all website hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with just a couple of mouse clicks. No coding skills are needed, since you shall use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and input the IP address that you'd like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses which you have added in the exact same section and whitelisting each of them shall take just a click. If you notice your site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you wish to block all 254 addresses from to, you basically have to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .