If you notice a large increase in the traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries around the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area through a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath any article where such an option is provided. Regrettably, that is something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots won't be able to access your website in any way. Of course, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from specific countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you order a web hosting from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses that 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 input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you just have to leave one or two 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.