If you notice a major increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites trying to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where such an option is available. Unfortunately, that's something quite frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will not be able to access your website in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you could block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to