Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so beneficial and when to employ it.
In case you notice a large increase in the online traffic to your site and if after you look at the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the world or from other web servers, your Internet site is more than likely being attacked by an automatic bot. Those pieces of software go through random sites looking to log in to their admin area using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under every article where this sort of an option is provided. The fact is that, that is something relatively common in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses from which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Needless to say, you can block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting plan from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to any of them are not authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really 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 of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges using the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.