One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of individuals which shouldn't be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do this. As an example, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you could restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of Internet browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. That way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your web server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
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from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.