If you notice a considerable increase in the traffic to your Internet site and if after you examine the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this type of an option is offered. Unfortunately, this is something rather frequent nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Naturally, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud hosting
from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 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.