If you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from locations all over the world or from other servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below any sort of article where such an option is made available. Unfortunately, this is something quite popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Of course, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.

IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't real, you are able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to