If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your website and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the world or from other web servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites looking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this kind of an option is made available. Regrettably, this is something rather popular these days, 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 Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a rather simple interface, you could stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log in to your CP, to visit the IP Blocking section, to select a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complicated if you want to block an entire network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.