If you see a big increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from countries 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 sites attempting to log in to their admin area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this kind of an option is offered. Regrettably, that's something relatively common lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Naturally, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your website.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick 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 the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from to