Discover more about IP blocking, what it signifies and how and when it’s best to use it.
One of the most efficient approaches to limit the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of those that shouldn't be able to open it. There are many reasons to do this. For example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you may restrict the access for an entire nation. You can also block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left in your sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. Thus, you'll also steer clear of the chance of your web server getting overloaded by many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you buy a website hosting plan
from our company, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legit, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.