What is IP blocking and what does it mean for site visitors? When is it helpful?
If you notice a considerable increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from places across the world or from other servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. These programs go through random websites aiming to log in to their administration area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where this kind of an option is offered. Unfortunately, that is something rather frequent lately, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you may block them, so the bots will be unable to access your site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting
from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, so you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block whole IP ranges through the tool also - 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 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.