Find out more about IP blocking, why it could be so helpful and when to employ it.
If you notice a big increase in the online traffic to your Internet site and in case after you check the visitor stats it turns out that it comes from countries across the globe or from other servers, your Internet site is probably being attacked by an automatic bot. Such programs go through random Internet sites looking to log in to their admin area by using a brute-force attack or to leave spam comments under any sort of article where this kind of an option is offered. Regrettably, that is something relatively frequent in recent times, but if you know the IP addresses through which the attacks come, you could block them, so the bots won't be able to access your Internet site in any way. Certainly, you are able to block IPs even if you allow only people from certain countries to access your Internet site.
IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you will be able to see in depth traffic stats for all your sites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them are not legitimate, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is really simple - choose the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you'd like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted shall appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and allow it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges via the tool too - you just need to leave 1 or 2 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.