One of the most efficient methods to limit the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which should not be able to open it. There are various reasons why you should do this. For instance, you may want a certain individual not to be able to see your site, or you could limit the access for a whole nation. You could also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded numerous times. In all of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been produced by an automatic bot, so you can safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you will also prevent the possibility of your hosting server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Web Hosting
If you order a shared web hosting from us, you will be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to any of them are not real, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up in the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges via the tool also - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.