One of the most effective methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your website, or you can limit the access for a whole state. You can also block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left in your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these scenarios, the traffic is more than 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'll also prevent the chance of your server getting overloaded by too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the same exact section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You'll be able to block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.