In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your website and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random sites seeking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this type of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that is something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all cloud hosting accounts. It'll allow you to block addresses with just a few clicks. No coding abilities are needed, since you will use an intuitive interface - you need to simply select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You shall be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added inside the exact same section and whitelisting any of them shall take simply a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block an entire IP range too. This may be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you would like to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you just need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .