If you see a large increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any article where such an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to