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 all over the world or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something relatively popular lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all cloud website hosting
accounts. It shall permit you to block addresses with several clicks. No coding abilities are needed, because you will use an intuitive interface - you just have to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you want to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you have added in the exact same section and whitelisting any of them will take simply a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by numerous IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range also. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52, you simply have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .