If you see a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where this kind of an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something relatively common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting provide an IP blocking tool, so if you'd like to limit the access to your sites, it shall be able to do this with just several mouse clicks. The tool is provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that is a breeze to use. Once you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type the IP address that should be blocked. Our system will enable you to block entire networks too, so if you type 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you can unblock it with just a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you can benefit from the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With simply a couple of mouse clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you'll have to do is pick any one 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 which is part of the site, and then input 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 based on the size of the network you want to block. All the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed within the exact same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.