If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites attempting to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this type of an option is offered. The fact is that, that is something quite common nowadays, 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. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you have a hosting
account with our company and you wish to block one or several IP addresses, you may use the IP Blocking tool, which is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia CP. Using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it takes to complete this is to log within to your Control Panel, to check out the IP Blocking section, to pick a certain domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to input the IP address. You will not need to do anything complex if you would 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 will block the entire range from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the very same section, so you shall be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with simply a mouse click.
IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you wish to block one or several IP addresses eventually, you could take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks, you will be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the site, and then type in the IP address you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address with regards to the size of the network that you want to block. All the addresses that you've restricted will be listed within the very same section and if you would like to whitelist any of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click anytime.