From time to time you may need to block specific third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. In addition, there are spammers who leave links to shady sites as comments to blog articles. This sort of things may considerably undermine your hard work, simply because no one likes to visit an Internet site with countless fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots can create high load on the web server on which your website is hosted, which could result in the site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such cases is to block the IP addresses that create the fake traffic, as a way to ensure that the visits to your website are real.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
If you order a Linux website hosting package from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic using 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 you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just have 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.