If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your website and in case after you look into the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those programs go through random sites attempting to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this type of an option is provided. Unfortunately, this is something rather frequent these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will not be able to access your site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.