Every now and then you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your websites. There are plenty of automatic bots that crawl the Internet, for instance, and create fake visits and site traffic. There's also spammers who leave links to questionable Internet sites as comments to website articles. This sort of things could greatly undermine your work, as no one likes to visit a site with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased site traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the web server where your site is hosted, that can result in the site not working properly. Among the most effective solutions in this case is to block the IP addresses which generate the fake traffic, as a way to make certain that the visits to your site are authentic.
IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a cloud plan from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic stats for all your websites and if you notice that many of the visits to each of them aren't authentic, you may block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - pick the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address that you want to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you've blacklisted shall appear in the same exact section of the Control Panel, allowing you to always remove any of them and permit it to access your Internet site again. You could block whole IP ranges through the tool also - you just need to leave 1 or 2 octets from the address blank. For instance, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.