If you see a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites attempting to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any article where this sort of an option is made available. The fact is that, this is something relatively popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

Our IP Blocking tool comes with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all web hosting accounts. It will allow you to block addresses with only a few mouse clicks. No coding skills are necessary, because you shall use an intuitive interface - you just need to select a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP address that you want to be blocked. You will be able to see all the IP addresses you have added within the same section and whitelisting any of them will take just a click. If you notice that your website is being flooded by numerous IPs, you shall be able to block an entire IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you want to block all 254 addresses from to, you basically need to enter 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses eventually, you may leverage the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. With a few clicks, you will be able to block certain IPs or whole ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is select any of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, decide if the blocking needs to be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then type in the IP address that you would like to block. For an IP range, you only need to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address based on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses which you have restricted shall be listed inside the exact same section and if you wish to whitelist any of them, you'll be able to do it with simply a mouse click anytime.