One of the most effective methods to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people which shouldn't be able to open it. There are several good reasons to do that. As an illustration, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you may limit the access for an entire nation. You can even block IP addresses in case you detect that there are lots of web browser requests from them, if a huge number of spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a large number of times. In each of these situations, the traffic is more than likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, in order to be on the safe side. Thus, you will also steer clear of the chance of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.
IP Blocking in Website Hosting
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from our company, you shall be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your Internet sites and if you notice that a lot of the visits to each of them aren't legit, you'll be able to block the IP addresses which have created the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses which you have blacklisted will show up inside the same section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and enable it to access your website again. You'll be able to block whole IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.