In case you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where such an option is made available. However, that's something rather popular nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

Our Linux shared hosting include an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with just a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. Once you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you'll just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted within the account and input the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks also, so if you type in 123.123.123., for example, this'll block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you need to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you may benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With simply a couple of clicks, you shall be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if needed. All you will have to do is pick out any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the Internet site, and then type the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you just have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network you want to block. All of the addresses you have restricted shall be listed within the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a click whenever you want.