In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is available. The fact is that, this is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated hosting services, will permit you to solve the challenge with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It features an IP blocking tool in which you may add IP addresses with just a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains you have within the account will be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just need to select the one you need and then input the IP address that needs to be blocked. If you want to block an entire range, a C-class network for example, you just need to type in the first 3 octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That shall block all 254 addresses, so you will not have to type in them manually. As all the IPs that you include in this section will be listed, you can quickly unblock any one of them by clicking the Delete button associated with the given IP.