Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so beneficial and when to use it.
If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites aiming to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this type of an option is available. The fact is that, that's something rather frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our Linux shared hosting provide an IP blocking tool, so if you want to restrict the access to your websites, you'll be able to do this with several mouse clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very easy to use. As you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 from accessing your websites. In case you want to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a click from the same section.