Discover more about IP blocking, why it could be so beneficial and when to employ it.
In case you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries all over the world or from other web servers, your website is most likely being attacked by an automatic bot. These pieces of software go through random sites aiming to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments below every article where this kind of an option is provided. However, that's something rather popular in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting plan from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear inside the same exact section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool too - you just have to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.