Learn more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to use it.
If you see a significant increase in the online traffic to your website and if after you check the visitor statistics it turns out that it comes from locations across the world or from other web servers, your website is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such pieces of software go through random Internet sites trying to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any article where such an option is provided. However, that is something rather popular these days, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you'll be able to block them, so the bots will be unable to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you'll be able to block IPs even if you allow only people from particular countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared plan from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't authentic, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is extremely simple - select 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 that you have blacklisted will show up in the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your site again. You could block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.