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 Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to block IP addresses effortlessly and stop the undesirable traffic to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, because we offer a really easy-to-use tool to do that, that is included with our Hepsia hosting CP. Even if you have never dealt with such matters in the past, you shall not have any difficulties, since our tool has a very user-friendly interface. As soon as you go to the IP blocking section of the CP, you'll find a full list of all the domains and subdomains you have added in the Hosted Domains section. All you need to do to block an IP address is choose the desired domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and enter the IP in the box below. The change shall take effect immediately, so you will not get any traffic from this address in the future. Taking away an IP from the blocked list is just as simple.