Every now and then you may have to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and produce fake visits and online traffic. There are spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things may greatly undermine your projects, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the web server where your website is hosted, which can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Hosting
If you order a hosting
from us, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you could block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.