If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other web servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is made available. However, that is something rather frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you may 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 include an IP blocking tool, so if you would like to limit the access to your Internet sites, you will be able to do so with just a few clicks. The tool is part of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts and that's very simple to use. As you log in and visit the IP blocking section, you shall just have to select a domain or a subdomain hosted in the account and type in the IP address that should be blocked. Our system allows you to block whole networks as well, so if you enter 123.123.123., for example, this will block all IP addresses between and from accessing your Internet sites. In case you would like to whitelist an IP at some point, you'll be able to unblock it with simply a mouse click from the same section.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses at some point, you may use the easy-to-use blocking tool, which we have provided with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you will be able to block specific IPs or whole ranges, if required. All you will have to do is choose 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's part of the site, and then input the IP address that you'd like to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last 2 octets of the address depending on the size of the network that you want to block. Each of the addresses you have restricted will be listed in the same section and if you wish to whitelist any one of them, you shall be able to do it with only a click at any time.