If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas around the world or from other web servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something relatively popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Obviously, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool comes with the advanced Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all shared hosting accounts. It'll enable you to block addresses with simply a couple of mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, because you will use an intuitive interface - you simply need to choose a domain or a subdomain from a drop-down menu and type in the IP address that you would like to be blocked. You'll be able to see all the IP addresses that you've added within the very same section and whitelisting each of them shall take only a click. If you notice your Internet site is being flooded by various IPs, you shall be able to block a whole IP range also. This can be performed by omitting the last number of the address. For instance, if you want to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you basically have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .