If you see a large increase in the traffic to your site and if after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites looking to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is available. However, that's something quite common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your site in any way. Needless to say, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with our company and you want to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. Using a very simple interface, you are able to stop any IP from accessing your content even if you have not had a web hosting account before. All it requires to complete this is to log in to your CP, to navigate to the IP Blocking section, to pick a specific domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You shall not need to do anything complex if you wish to block a whole network - you will simply have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot shall block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the very same section, so you'll be able to remove any one of them from the blacklist with only a click.