From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to site articles. This type of things could drastically undermine your work, simply because nobody likes to visit a site with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server in which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not functioning properly. One of the best solutions in such cases is to block the IPs that create the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting
from our company, you'll be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all your websites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses that have produced the most traffic using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and permit it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges via the tool also - you just have to leave 1 or 2 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.