What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it useful?
One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people that mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for an entire nation. You could also block IP addresses if you discover that there are way too many browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In all of these situations, the traffic is almost certainly fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you may safely block any suspicious IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you'll also steer clear of the prospect of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud hosting
from us, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your site again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool also - 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 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.