Discover more about IP blocking, what it really signifies and how and when it’s best to utilize it.
One of the most efficient approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also prevent the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared web hosting package from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you simply need 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.