Find out more about IP blocking, exactly what it means and how and when it’s best to use it.
Once in a while you may have to block certain third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and generate fake visits and site traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious websites as comments to website articles. This sort of things may considerably undermine your work, simply because no one likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server on which your site is hosted, which could result in the site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, so as to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a cloud web hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You can block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 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.