In case you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this kind of an option is offered. The fact is that, this is something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a very simple interface, you could restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log within to your Control Panel, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You simply won't have to do anything challenging if you would like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the whole range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs shall be listed in the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.