If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites trying to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this kind of an option is provided. However, this is something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Website Hosting

Our Linux website hosting packages provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you would like to restrict the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with just a few clicks. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and which is very easy to use. When you log in and go to the IP blocking section, you'll just need to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will allow you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for example, this shall block all IP addresses between and from accessing your sites. If you wish to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with simply a click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses at some point, you are able to use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we have supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then enter the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address in accordance with the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed within the same exact section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with a click whenever you want.