In case you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this type of an option is made available. However, that is something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting
account with us and you would like to block one or a few IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a really simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform that is to log in to your CP, to check out the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You simply won't need to do anything difficult if you'd like to block an entire network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the entire range from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with just a click.