Find out more on IP blocking, what it really means and just how and when it’s best to utilize it.
Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are a lot of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and site traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things could drastically undermine your work, as no one likes to visit an Internet site with hundreds of fake comments, furthermore the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the web server on which your Internet site is hosted, that could result in the site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs which create the fake traffic, in order to make sure that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a cloud web hosting from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them are not authentic, you can block the IP addresses that have created 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 enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will appear in the same exact section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any of them and allow it to access your site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.