If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this kind of an option is made available. Regrettably, that is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud packages come with an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to restrict the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with only several mouse clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is super easy to use. As soon as you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to pick a domain or a subdomain hosted inside the account and enter the IP address that needs to be blocked. Our system enables you to block entire networks too, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this shall block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.