If you notice a major increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is offered. The fact is that, this is something rather popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you can block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you get a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up in the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.