If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is provided. The fact is that, that's something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you get a hosting from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't legitimate, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.