If you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from areas all over the world or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random Internet sites seeking to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where such an option is available. Regrettably, that's something quite frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
Our IP Blocking tool is included with the revolutionary Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all website hosting accounts. It will permit you to block addresses with only several mouse clicks. No coding abilities are needed, as you will use an intuitive interface - you just need to pick 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 which you have added inside the same section and whitelisting any of them shall take just a mouse click. If you notice that your site is being flooded by different IPs, you'll be able to block a whole IP range as well. This may be done by omitting the last number of the address. For example, if you need to block all 254 addresses from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255, you only have to type in 1.1.1. and leave the last spot blank .