Discover more about IP blocking, what it signifies and just how and when it’s best to use it.
Occasionally you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are a number of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers that leave links to shady sites as comments to site articles. This kind of things may considerably undermine your work, because no one likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your website is hosted, that can result in your site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, so as to make certain that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a cloud website hosting plan
from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You can block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.