What's IP blocking and what does it mean for website visitors? In which cases is it useful?
One of the most effective ways to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals that shouldn't be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for an entire nation. You may also block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. This way, you will also stay away from the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you order a website hosting from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges using the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.