In case you notice a major increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their administration area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is provided. Regrettably, that's something relatively common in recent times, 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 particular countries to access your website.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting
from us, you'll 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 legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.