One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your website is to block the IP addresses of the people that must not be able to open it. There are various good reasons to do that. As an example, you may want a particular person not to be able to see your site, or you can restrict the access for an entire state. You can also block IP addresses if you discover that there are lots of browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your websites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most likely fake and has been generated by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any suspicious IP address, so as to be on the safe side. This way, you will also stay away from the chance of your hosting server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.
IP Blocking in Shared Hosting
If you order a Linux shared hosting
from us, you will be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not legitimate, you could block the IP addresses which have produced the most traffic by using our IP Blocking tool. The interface is quite simple - pick 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 you have blacklisted will appear in the very same section of the Control Panel, 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 through the tool too - 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 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.