If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites attempting to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where this sort of an option is made available. Regrettably, this is something rather common these days, 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 website in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Hosting

If you buy a hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you could block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose 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 that you have blacklisted will appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two 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.