One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of those that shouldn't be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your site, or you can limit the access for a whole state. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In any of these scenarios, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also avoid the chance of your web server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud web hosting package from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges using the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.