If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something rather common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud plans include an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your sites, you'll be able to do so with only several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. Once you log in and navigate to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and enter the IP address which should be blocked. Our system will permit you to block whole networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between 123.123.123.1 and 123.123.123.255 from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you may unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.