One of the most efficient ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do this. As an illustration, you may want a specific individual not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could limit the access for an entire country. You could also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are way too many web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, to be on the safe side. This way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared hosting from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not legit, you can block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the exact same section of the CP, so you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You are able to block entire IP ranges through the tool too - you simply need 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.