In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites aiming to log in to their administration area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where such an option is available. The fact is that, this is something quite common in recent times, 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 can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase a cloud web hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using 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 same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you just have 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.