If you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations 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 websites seeking to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath every article where this type of an option is made available. The fact is that, that's something relatively frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you could block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to