One of the most productive methods to restrict the access to your site is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are numerous reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your site, or you may restrict the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses in case you discover that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if a large number of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In each of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also avoid the prospect of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud hosting package
from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not legit, you are able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted will show up inside 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 could block entire IP ranges through the tool also - you just have to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.