From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your sites. There are a lot of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and online traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady Internet sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can significantly undermine your projects, as no one likes to visit a website with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server on which your website is hosted, which can result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IPs that generate the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your site are real.
IP Blocking in Cloud Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud website hosting package from us, you shall be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all your Internet sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them are not real, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted shall appear inside the very same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any one of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges using the tool too - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.