If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments underneath any sort of article where this kind of an option is provided. Unfortunately, that's something relatively common these days, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not legit, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to