What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? In which cases is it handy?
In case you notice a significant increase in the traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from areas across the globe or from other web servers, your site is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites trying to log in to their administrator area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments beneath every article where this type of an option is offered. Unfortunately, that's something rather frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots shall not be able to access your site in any way. Of course, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared plan
from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.