What's IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it handy?
One of the most effective approaches to limit the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that should not be able to open it. There are many reasons why you should do this. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for a whole nation. You can even block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also steer clear of the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Hosting
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from our company, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them aren't legit, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.