Find out about IP blocking, precisely what it signifies and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons to do this. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for an entire state. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also steer clear of the prospect of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you order a shared web hosting plan
from us, you shall be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, so you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.