If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other web servers, your site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where such an option is available. Regrettably, this is something quite common 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 site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud hosting package
from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and enable it to access your website again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool also - 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 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.