In case you notice a big increase in the traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations around the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites looking to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is available. Unfortunately, this is something relatively popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Obviously, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting plans provide an IP blocking tool, so in case you want to limit the access to your websites, you will be able to do so with only several clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's a breeze to use. As you log in and check out the IP blocking section, you'll just need to choose a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and input the IP address which should be blocked. Our system enables you to block whole networks as well, so if you input 123.123.123., for instance, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your websites. If you want 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 within a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to block one or a few IP addresses at some point, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to block particular IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will have to do is pick any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking should be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that's part of the website, and then type in the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network which you want to block. All of the addresses which you have restricted will be listed in the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you will be able to do it with only a mouse click at any time.