Once in a while you might need to block certain third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious Internet sites as comments to website articles. This type of things can drastically undermine your hard work, since nobody likes to visit an Internet site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots can generate high load on the server in which your Internet site is hosted, which may result in the site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting
from our company, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them are not legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really 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 the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool also - 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 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.