Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so useful and when to use it.
One of the most reliable methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are several reasons why you should do that. For example, you may want a specific person not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses if you detect that there are too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared package from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them aren't real, you are able to block the IP addresses that have created the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 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.