From time to time you may have to block specific third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and generate fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers that leave links to suspicious websites as comments to site articles. This type of things can considerably undermine your hard work, as no one likes to visit a site with tons of fake comments, not to mention that the increased website traffic from both spammers and bots could generate high load on the server in which your site is hosted, that could result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in cases like this is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your Internet site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
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from us, you'll be able to see in depth traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to any of them aren't real, you can block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will appear in the same section of the CP, so you're able to always remove any of them and allow it to access your Internet site again. You are able to block entire IP ranges via the tool too - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.