If you notice a big increase in the traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other servers, your site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is offered. The fact is that, that's something rather common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't real, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.