If you see a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is made available. Regrettably, that is something relatively common lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses, you can use the IP Blocking tool, that is incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. By using a pretty simple interface, you'll be able to restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to select a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You'll not need to do anything complex if you'd like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with just a click.