From time to time you may need to block certain third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and website traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to website articles. This kind of things could significantly undermine your work, since no one likes to visit a website with many hundreds of fake comments, also the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may generate high load on the server where your site is hosted, which can result in your site not functioning properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IPs that produce the fake traffic, so as to be certain that the visits to your website are legitimate.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you order a Linux shared package from us, you shall be able to see detailed traffic statistics for all of your websites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you are able to block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the CP, allowing you to always remove any one of them and permit it to access your website again. You could block entire IP ranges using 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 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.