One of the most efficient approaches to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the people which should not be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. For instance, you may want a particular individual not to be able to see your website, or you could limit the access for a whole state. You may also block IP addresses in case you notice that there are too many browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In any of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you order a Linux cloud package from our company, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you are able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic via our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very 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 you have blacklisted will show up inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.