In case you notice a significant increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places all over the world or from other servers, your website is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random sites seeking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this sort of an option is made available. The fact is that, that is something relatively common nowadays, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you may block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting
from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.